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Title: Foucault's corollary: agency theory and the economics of self-monitoring.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Lamb, Roberta
Keywords: Agency Theory
Knowledge Workers
Information Communication Technology
Knowledge Economy
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: Int. J. of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2009; 6(3): 225-258
Abstract: In a knowledge economy, the management of an organisation's human capital is critical and prudent management often translates into the attainment of a sustainable competitive advantage. The interaction of knowledge workers with Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has presented a particularly interesting dynamic to researchers who study changes in related behavioural phenomena. One such phenomenon is self-monitoring. This paper examines the economics of self-monitoring and the integral role of ICTs in enabling knowledge workers to self-monitor. By merging Foucault's power/knowledge ideas with classical agency theory, we gain a richer understanding of human capital dynamics in a knowledge economy.
DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2009.023805
ISSN: 1741-5225
Journal Title: International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Center for the Management of Medical Technology, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60661, USA.
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
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